Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas (The Nativity of Our Lord)

The Christmas Mass schedule is as follows:
Saturday (Christmas Eve): 5 and 10 PM
Sunday (Christmas Day): 9 and 11:15 AM (no 7:30 Mass)

Brass trio will be on hand at all Masses.
There will be a prelude of sung sacred Christmas music starting approximately 20 minutes before all Masses!


1. Bel Bambino (traditional Italian, arr. by Rhode Island's own Alexander Peloquin)
2. Gaudete! Christus est Natus (Piae Cantationes, 1582, arr. BMP)
3. Tollite Hostias (Camille Saint-Saëns)
4. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light (Johann Schop, arr. Johann Sebastian Bach)
5. La Pastorale di Couperin (Antonio Allegra)


Ordinary: Mass of the Shepherds (Pietro Yon)
Psalm 96: R./ Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord (Richard Proulx/Joseph Gelineau)
Alleluia "Divinum Mysterium" (Mode V, adapt. BMP) (PDF)

Voluntaries (both with brass):
Elevations: Fanfare in B-flat (John Ferguson)
Postlude: Nöel Suisse (Louis Claude Daquin)

Hymns, etc:
O come, all ye faithful (Worship hymnal, #392) (verse 1 in Latin, followed by verses 1-4 in English)
Hark! the herald angels sing (Worship hymnal, #387)
- The first two hymns listed here will be sung as arranged by Sir David Willcocks)
Hallelujah (George Frederick Handel, from Messiah)
Silent Night (Worship hymnal, #379)
Joy to the World (Worship hymnal, #399)

Best wishes to all parishioners and visitors to Sacred Heart for a merry and blessed Christmas!